Dust Bowl Images Alert Growers
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jun 9, 2014 10:43 AM CDT

DALHART, Texas (DTN) -- Brothers Brian and John Bezner can barely see center pivots on their neighbor's fields to the north in the northwest Texas Panhandle. Irrigation equipment appear as hazy, ghostly images on blown-out fields where only Russian thistle grows, dies and tumbles into barbed-wire fences and barns. Several square miles of cropland are now a wasteland. Centers of fields are bowled out and sand dunes drape through windrows and atop ditches.

Drought is entering its fourth year, arguably the driest period the region has ever seen. Gritty 50-mile-an-hour winds howled for three consecutive days at the end of ...

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